Scenario One of your trainees transfers an intubated patient from your resuscitation room to radiology for a CT scan. They are using a Dräger Oxylog® 3000 to ventilate the patient.Following completion of the CT scan, and prior to transfer back to the emergency department, the ventilator alarm was silenced due to a high Paw alarm. On arrival back in the ER the nursing … [Read more...] about Take a big breath in…and hold it
Chris Nickson's seminal post Own the Oxylog 3000 taught us the difference between protective and obstructive ventilation strategies, and showed us how to amaze our friends with Pplateau.But did it show us where the bloody "on" switch was? Eh? Knobology 101 So this video is for Oxylog knobophobes who can't get off square 1. As well as showing you how to turn the … [Read more...] about Borrow the Oxylog 3000!
If you're a doc or nurse in Australasia and you take care of critically ill patients chances are you'll be familiar with the Oxylog 3000. This is the workhorse many of us use to ventilate transported patients, whether it be to the CT scanner and back, or half way across the continent. You may be familiar with it, but can you 'own' it? Own the Oxylog 3000 - … [Read more...] about Own the Oxylog 3000!
Question a) List and briefly describe the different mechanisms by which an ICU ventilator may detect (and thus is triggered by) a spontaneous inspiratory effort. Include in your answer the utility and potential disadvantages of each mechanism. (60% marks) b) Outline the mechanisms by which an ICU ventilator may cycle from inspiration to expiration.(40% … [Read more...] about CICM SAQ 2015.2 Q18
Question You are called to urgently review a 73-year-old female who is ventilated following admission with severe community-acquired pneumonia. She had a tracheostomy five days ago. She has now acutely desaturated and developed high airway pressures. Outline your management of this problem. Answer [DDET Answer and interpretation] This is an emergency situation with … [Read more...] about CICM SAQ 2015.1 Q12